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Report: A Remake of the First Pokemon Movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, is Coming Next Year

Mewtwo's coming back to teach us a lesson many of us forgot.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Rumors out of Japan suggest a remake of the first Pokémon movie, 1998's Mewtwo Strikes Back, is coming next year. The original Mewtwo Strikes Back is 20 years old, and if you remember it as clearly as I do, congratulations: You're old enough to fret about your mortality, but not old enough to enjoy senior discounts as restaurants. What a great age.

Pokémon fan site Dogasu reports a teaser for the new movie—which is seemingly called Pocket Monsters The Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution in its country of origin—was shown at the end of the latest Pokémon theatrical release, Pocket Monsters The Movie Everyone's Story. The teaser is reportedly about ten seconds long and revises the original movie's opening moments with Mewtwo stirring in a tank and wondering where he is. There's a brief shot of Mewtwo opening his eyes, and apparently it seems the remake might be CG.

"Literally all we have right now is a title and an implication that Masachika Ichimura [Japan's original voice actor for Mewtwo] will be returning as Mewtwo," Dogasu reports. It's not a lot to go on, but a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back is hardly an outlandish idea. One thing's for sure: A lot of people could benefit from re-learning the message Mewtwo delivered to movie-goers back in '98.

Speaking of Pokemon adventures coming your way in the near future, take a look at our guides for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee.

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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #1 SIGGYZtar 9 days ago
    Come on producers, why not make a Pokemon story where Ash actually wins?
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  • Avatar for johnpading95 #2 johnpading95 9 days ago
    Pokemon 1.0: You Are (Not) the Very Best
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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue #3 Funny_Colour_Blue 9 days ago
    more lessons to be learned from failure.
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  • Avatar for moochan #4 moochan 9 days ago
    Fun fact in the Japanese version there's a whole part near the beginning with a baby MewTwo in a psychic link with a clone girl who died which pretty much set into motion his questioning his own existence. Going to be interesting how they are going to remake it with western fans not really knowing the full story of it since Pokemon Company I don't think ever redone it to restore the cut content.
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